We have training opportunities that align with our three learning streams: (1) Volunteer Management, (2) Board Governance and Leadership, and (3) Organizations. Our Registration & Cancellation Policy can be found under FAQs.

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February 2018

“Achieve Ontario” – Guelph Location

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guelph Community Foundation, 46 Cork Street East
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2W8 Canada
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$10

Achieve Ontario is a volunteer recognition program based on Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Occupational Classification. It allows organizations that engage volunteers to: Recognize the value of volunteer experience Assist volunteers in their job search Access volunteer position descriptions Achieve Ontario allows certified organizations to issue certificates to their volunteers. The certificate summarizes the experience, responsibilities and skills the volunteer demonstrated during their tenure. Note: In order to gain the most from this training, please bring your laptop or…

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March 2018

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement – KW

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Support Connections, 61 Woolwich St. North
Breslau, Ontario N0B 1M0 Canada
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$45

Registration & Cancellation Policy: Fees for workshops, training opportunities, and events are due prior to or on the date of the event. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to request fees in advance. Participants who have registered for a workshop, training opportunity, or event with the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance will be invoiced for the fee associated with the event if cancellation is not made at least 3 business days prior to the date and time of the event. Cancellation fees will be waived if the participant can find and guarantee an alternate to attend. The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to all paid registrants within one month.

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Board Basics: Board Roles and Responsibilities

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Support Connections, 61 Woolwich St. North
Breslau, Ontario N0B 1M0 Canada
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$45 - $59

This is a perfect workshop for someone new to the role of Board member or someone looking for a bit of a refresher. By the end of the session you will understand the role of the board as well as the role of each individual board member. You will also be able to identify five primary areas of Board responsibility, including planning and evaluation, human resource and financial stewardship as well as risk management and community and stakeholder relations. Lastly,…

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April 2018

Organizational Culture

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Langs Main Centre, 1145 Concession Road
Cambridge, Ontario N3H 4L5 Canada
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$45 - $59

Organizational culture is a key to organizational success........ isn't it? This workshop will examine organizational culture from a number of perspectives including: 1) how do we know what our organizational culture is?, 2) how do we establish the correct culture?, 3) how do we ensure that our culture lives through our programs, processes, and volunteers?, 4) How do we change our culture? 4) How does organizational culture interact with organizational values and strategies?. Yes, organizational culture is a key to organizational…

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May 2018

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Not-For-Profit Governance (Part 1)

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
RLB LLP Guelph Office, 197 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, Unit 103
Guelph, Ontario N1C 0A1 Canada
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$45 - $59

Based on a recent survey of Waterloo-Wellington charities and not-for-profit organizations, Don, Kevin and Alan McDermott from BoardSupport.ca will describe current trends and examples of how your organization will be successful in the future. In a two part series using discussion opportunities and time for questions and examples, they will talk about: Session 1 (May 2): Best board practices for Strategic Planning. Presenter - Don McDermott How do we know we are achieving our Mission? Presenter - Don McDermott What is Enterprise Risk…

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June 2018

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Not-For-Profit Governance (Part 2)

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
RLB LLP Guelph Office, 197 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, Unit 103
Guelph, Ontario N1C 0A1 Canada
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$45 - $59

Based on a recent survey of Waterloo-Wellington charities and not-for-profit organizations, Don, Kevin and Alan McDermott from BoardSupport.ca will describe current trends and examples of how your organization will be successful in the future. In a two part series using discussion opportunities and time for questions and examples, they will talk about: Session 1 (May 2): Best board practices for Strategic Planning. Presenter - Don McDermott How do we know we are achieving our Mission? Presenter - Don McDermott What is Enterprise Risk…

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August 2018

Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
United Way Waterloo Region Communities, 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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$45 - $59

At this summer workshop Ingrid will shed light on how the Volunteer Action Centre’s interactive online Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions training modules can provide you with tangible steps to build bridges across cultural differences and strengthen a sense of belonging in your nonprofit. By the end of this workshop, volunteer managers will: i) Understand intercultural communication competence as a developmental process; ii) Identify tangible steps to enhancing intercultural communication skills and understanding; iii) Understand how intercultural competence can help make…

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Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington, 104 Dawson Rd. Unit 102
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1A6 Canada
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$45 - $59

At this summer workshop Ingrid will shed light on how the Volunteer Action Centre's interactive online Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions training modules can provide you with tangible steps to build bridges across cultural differences and strengthen a sense of belonging in your nonprofit. By the end of this workshop, volunteer managers will: i) Understand intercultural communication competence as a developmental process; ii) Identify tangible steps to enhancing intercultural communication skills and understanding; iii) Understand how intercultural competence can help make…

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September 2018

Board Basics: Roles and Responsibilities

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volunteer Action Centre KW – Main Floor Board Room, 151 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 Canada
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$45 - $59

New to the role of Board member or looking for a refresher? By the end of the session you will understand the role of the board as well as the role of each individual board member. You will also be able to identify five primary areas of Board responsibility, including planning and evaluation, human resource and financial stewardship as well as risk management and community and stakeholder relations. Lastly, you will have an understanding of the role of the Executive…

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October 2018

Hybrid Volunteer Management Conference – ‘Leading The Way, Not Managing The Day’ –

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
United Way Waterloo Region Communities, 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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$35 - $75

'Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day' is a volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).  Now in its fourth year, this year's topic will explore how leaders of volunteers can move from managing to LEADING.  The streaming event will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think TED talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience. This training, titled…

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